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Hi I'm David

I'm a convert to the Mormon Church when I was a student at the University of Colorado. I am a Mormon because of two good friends.

About Me

At the University of Colorado, I was involved in the LDS Institute of Religion. I made some good friends there who answered many questions and helped me gain a testimony of the gospel. Later, I married my high school sweetheart, who had initially introduced me to the Church, in the Oakland Temple. We have raised six children, who have all served full time missions for the Mormon Church. They have all been married in the temple and are raising their children in the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was converted to the Church while an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado. It was a combination of an Institute class (in the Doctrine & Covenants [D&C]) and two good friends I met at the Institute. Through the D&C I gained a testimony that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. Through long discussions with my friends I found answers to many of the questions I had about the Church.

How I live my faith

I have found that my faith is truly a way of life. It gives me great confidence in dealing with the challenges of everyday life. Knowing the Plan of Happiness that our Father in Heaven has for us, and the fact that through the gift of the Atonement I will be able to live with him and my Savior throughout eternity, gives me great solace in life. It is also a great comfort to know that, through the sealing power of the Temple, my wife and I can be together as husband and wife throughout eternity. We also are comforted by the knowledge that our children and their spouses will also be part of our eternal family. All of this helps keep a proper perspective on the life that we live day to day.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Each of my six children (four boys and two girls) served full time missions for the LDS Church. We, as their parents, and they paid the basic cost of their mission ourselves. As a convert to the Church in college, I did not have the opportunity to serve a full time mission myself. Now that I have retired, my wife and I have been called to serve in the England Manchester Mission for 23 months. We too will be paying all of the basic expenses of our mission. We believe it is a privilege to share the message of salvation that comes through Jesus Christ and his Atonement. So we are happy to pay our own way and dedicate 23 months to serving the Lord. Show more Show less